It’s something hot to slurp to help warm the tummy. It’s the meal you crave for when you’re not feeling your best. It’s the dish Mom makes when it’s your special day. It’s the food that’s sure to lift your spirits when you’re feeling low. These all come to mind when talking about comfort food, and it’s no wonder that spaghetti is one of those dishes as it triggers nostalgia in every one of us. Mix things up by trying this cheesy, bacon-topped version that your kids will go gaga over!

Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes five to seven servings


Ingredients:
1 bacon strip, chopped
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 pack all-purpose cream
1 cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
1 package (500 grams) spaghetti
1/2 cup butter, softened
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. In a skillet, cook bacon until brown and crispy. Drain oil. Set aside.
2. Combine eggs, cream and 1 cup Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Set aside.
3. Bring a big pot of water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. This will take about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain. Put pasta back into the pot.
4. Turn on stove to medium low heat, pour egg-cheese mixture onto the pasta. Add butter and toss until pasta is well coated. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Add bacon and sprinkle with cheese. Top with chopped parsley. Toss and serve immediately.

(Photograph by David Hanson. Recipe by Divine Enya Mesina. Food styling by Elaine Lim. Art Direction by Eugene David.)

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